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23 May 2018
Getting to ‘no’ – A guide for lawyers
Lawyers are there to fight for, defend and represent their clients. They master every argument, scenario or turn of words which might get that client ...
14 May 2018
Every day we grieve the loss of our loved one, yet they survived the crash
Major claims lawyers witness firsthand the unimaginable pain families of road victims deal with, Laura Hadfield writes.  ...
Call on regulator
10 May 2018
Call on regulator — Keep Tranche 2 simple
While Australia rates as a medium- to low-risk country in the 2017 Basel AML Index and is ranked number 131 out of 146 countries monitored for money ...
8 May 2018
The brand advantages of plain English contracts
When we meet a stranger, we have one fundamental question — “are they friend or foe?” Everything follows from that decision. The same goes for w...
8 May 2018
Living in a do-ocracy
Organisations will see more ownership at the coal face of risk management and it will be teams, not lone geniuses solving problems, says Guy Herbert, ...
3 May 2018
Small firms: Take your size and own it
At the end of March, George Beaton posted an article in Remaking Law Firms entitled ‘Mid-market law firm brouhaha’ in which he challenges the au...
3 May 2018
It's time to give vulnerable Victorian families more help
It has been two years since significant changes were made to the laws for Victoria’s child protection system, writes Amy Schwebel. ...
2 May 2018
The grassroots of legal high in Australia
A policy released by the Australian Greens has proposed the legalisation of cannabis in Australia, writes Arthur Marusevich. ...
30 Apr 2018
Banking royal commission - lessons for the Fair Work Commission
The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry has shed light on corporate misconduct at the high...
27 Apr 2018
Why the future of Australian law firms might have less to do with lawyers and more to do with legal support
As Australian firms, including boutiques and small to medium firms, continue to grapple with the challenges of a rapidly evolving legal landscape – ...
26 Apr 2018
Top characteristics of high-growth law firms
The legal landscape is evolving at an unprecedented rate, which is being exacerbated by numerous mergers, acquisitions and company restructures at the...
24 Apr 2018
Anzac Day reflections: Two-up and civic duty
With Anzac Day almost here, we should be aware of where we can legally play Two-up, and also consider the extent of our civic duty, writes Natalia Kam...
23 Apr 2018
Time for lawyers to get comfortable with failure
One of the biggest impediments to trying something new is the fear of failure, writes Stuart J. Barnett. ...
20 Apr 2018
Defending unpopular clients
I am an advocate for the Rule of Law and in my line of work, that means defending people accused of committing crimes, writes Robert Stary. ...
19 Apr 2018
Emojis in law: Making a mess of messaging
Emojis feel like they’ve been around forever because they substitute for some of the nuance lost in written text, especially when tone and physical ...
18 Apr 2018
Does the Maternity Leave Scheme really protect working mothers?
The laws surrounding maternity leave are shiny, but scratch the surface and they are not as foolproof as they appear to be, Christie Toy writes. ...
17 Apr 2018
Senate report highlights imminent changes to Australia’s foreign bribery regime
There is an underlying eagerness among Australian regulators to address criticism of the national enforcement record on foreign bribery and corruption...
16 Apr 2018
Contract lawyering: An option at any time of your career
The gig economy has exploded onto the scene in Australia like in many other countries, with companies like Uber and Deliveroo thriving, writes Matthew...
13 Apr 2018
Top tips: How and when to use an expert
There’s no doubt that an expert can provide vital independent scientific, technical, or other specialised knowledge that may assist in the understan...
12 Apr 2018
Do androids dream of electric sheep? Or why I'm not scared of robot lawyers
Lawyers who are concerned about being superseded by robots should not lose sight of the fact that the human element will always be an essential part...
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ANZAC Day
Apr 24 2018
Anzac Day reflections: Two-up and civic duty
With Anzac Day almost here, we should be aware of where we can legally play Two-up, and also conside...
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Apr 11 2018
The role of young lawyers in normalising diversity
There are numerous avenues that individuals and institutions can take when promoting diversity in th...
Mar 21 2018
Why lawyers should focus on healthy eating at work
Eating healthily in the workplace can have long-standing benefits for lawyers, whereas skipping meal...